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Moments in Time: Magnetic Rock

This “Moments in Time” features longtime Gunflint Trail resident Sue Kerfoot.  She spoke at the Cook County Historical Society storytelling event "Stories You've Never Heard


Northern Lights (Charlie Stinchcomb/Flickr)

Wildersmith May 24

Alas, genuine spring on the Gunflint!  The power of Zigwan (spring in Ojibwe) has overcome the frosty spirit of a long winter.


Cook County Schools

School News from Cook County Middle School, May 24

On May 28th, Cook County Middle School 7th graders will be enjoying a trip up to the end of the Gunflint Trail.


Czarina Crow

Anishinaabe Way: Czarina Crow

A conversation with the poet Czarina Crow.


Kimber Wraalstad

Hospital board reviews care center building plans

The hospital is looking at expansions and alterations of the care center. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with administrator Kimber Wraalstad about the recent hospital board meeting.


A crowd gathers in front of the U.S. Forest Service office in Grand Marais in April 1978 (Cook County Historical Society)

History Speaks: The Boundary Waters

Today, more than 200,000 people visit the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness each year.


Birch Grove

School News from Birch Grove: Thursday, May 23

In this edition of School News, Casey and Mason report on the latest learning at Birch Grove Community School in Tofte.


'The Glacier' at Sawbill

West End News: May 23

The Gala for the Grove, Birch Grove School's biggest annual fundraiser, was a smashing success once again this year.  School Director, Diane Blanchette, reported that this year's Gala mor


Great Expectations Charter School

School News from Great Expectations, May 22

Jorden and Sylvia share the latest from the Bear Cubs, 

Commissioner Gamble

County board discusses public input at meetings

The county board holds a special meeting tonight, Wednesday, May 22 to receive public input on hiring a new county administrator.


Great Expectatons

GES has successful plant sale, will graduate three 8th graders

Jon Hedstrom is a parent board member for Great Expectations School. He spoke with WTIP's Jay Andersen about activities at the latest GES board meeting.


flowers and lettuce

Art In the Garden, June 1st at the Community Center

The U of M Master Gardeners will host "Art in the Garden" at the Cook County Community Center on Saturday, June 1.


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Percussion artist/educator Mark Powers makes music on everyday objects

Buck Benson & Ann Possis welcomed percussionist and educator Mark Powers to Studio A with buckets, pots & pans, and more in tow. He demoed his 'junk jam' and talked about how you can make music anywhere. Learn more at his website here. Photo courtesy Mark Powers.


Downtown Grand Marais by Tim Young

Katherine Loflin, the "City Doctor," on what attaches people to a place, and why it matters

Dr. Katherine Loflin joined Ann Possis May 17 to talk about her work in "placemaking". She advises elected officials, planners, businesspeople, and community leaders who are trying to improve their cities and towns. Learn about the three main qualities that attach people to a place, why they're important, and how they relate to business, tourism, and more.


Solitary sandpiper. Photo: Joel deYoung

A northern shore bird visitor: solitary sandpiper

A shore bird that’s often hard to spot as it makes it way through our part of the world. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with Chel Andersen about solitary sandpipers .


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